How To Register For the JLPT Online in Japan - The Japan Guy (2024)

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Looks like it's that time again. It's time to register for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

In this tutorial, we'll cover, step-by-step, how to register for the JLPT online (here in Japan).

The JLPT is the standard many foreigners use to measure their Japanese chops. This exam tests your vocabulary, kanji, grammar, listening and reading knowlege. Oddly enough, though, it doesn't test the main indicator of how good your Japanese is - how well you speak (at the time of this writing).

While it's not the final say in how good your Japanese is, many of the skills that the JLPT tests can be closely linked to your speaking skills.

ARE YOU READY? LET'S SIGN UP!

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1. REGISTER FOR THE JLPT ONLINE - GET YOUR "MY JLPT ID"

Step One: Visit the JEES Website

Step Two: Individual Or Group Registration?

Step Three: Choose Your Language

Step Four: Fill Out The MyJLPT Registration Form

Step Five: Double Check Your Personal Info

Step Six: Check Your Email for Your JLPT ID

PART TWO: ONLINE REGISTRATION

STEP 1: Select the ‘Login’ Option

STEP 3 Click the ‘Examination Application Tab

STEP 4: Agree To the Privacy Policy

STEP 6: Don’t Forget Your Photo!

STEP 7: Choose a Payment Method

STEP 8: Select Your Nearest Convenience Store

STEP 9: Confirm Your Test InfoAlthough it’s not pictured here, the confirmation page will simply show you all of the information that you’ve entered. Double-check or even triple check to make sure you’ve entered the right information (namely the test level and your address).

STEP 10: Your Online Application is Complete

PART THREE: PAYING FOR YOUR JLPT TEST

STEP 1: Jot Down Your Payment Receipt Number From Your Email

STEP 2: Touch the ‘Kakushu Bango’ Button on the Left

Step 3: Go to the convenience store you selected When you were choosing your exam (From Part Two of this tutorial)

Step 4: Enter Your Payment Receipt Number

Step 5: Enter Your Phone Number

Step 6: On the Payment Screen Touch the ‘Ryoukai’ Button


Step 7: Take Your Payment Slip to the Register

Step 8: Pay

Step 9: Check Your Email For Confirmation

Three Advantages of Online Registration

Whether you're taking the N5 (beginner level) or the N1 ( crazy, advanced level), there are three basic parts of the registration process:

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1. Get Your “MyJLPT ID”
  • 2. Register Online
  • 3.Pay the JLPT Registration Fee

Although some of three basic parts will have more steps than others, don’t get caught up in the mini steps. This should be quick, clean, and easy.

Let’s go through it together:

1. REGISTER FOR THE JLPT ONLINE - GET YOUR "MY JLPT ID"

Initially, I thought online registration was going to be a lot harder than it really was. The hardest part is that the JEES website sucks. Sorry to say it, but it's true. Not only is it outdated, but it's not intuitive. This tutorial will make the process easier for you than JEES will.

Beyond that, though, if you can find a website on the internet, locate your nearest convenience store, press some buttons, and make a payment at a convenience store counter, you too should be alble to sign up for the JLPT with no problems.

Step One: Visit the JEES Website

To make this as simple as possible, just click the following link: http://info.jees-jlpt.jp/acquisition/

Going to directly to this link is a good idea, because the JEES website can really take you in circles if you don't know what to look for. If you're registering as you're reading this, I recommend opening this link in a new tab and following along.

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If you do decide go straight to the JEES website, scroll straight down to get to the JLPT ID process. I feel like JEES doesn't do a very good job of linking related pages to where you need to go (at least not at the time of this writing)

Step Two: Individual Or Group Registration?

Most of you reading this will be signing up as individuals. But if you're signing up ten or more people, there is a group registration option if you need it. For now, we're going to select the "Individual" registration option.

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Step Three: Choose Your Language

We're just going to go with the English option for the sake of keeping this tutorial as simple as possible. But choose the language that's the best option for you!

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Step Four: Fill Out The MyJLPT Registration Form

Prior to filling this out, you will have to agree to the JEES terms of service, but once you do, you'll be directed to this form. Be sure to fill it out accurately. The last thing you want to do is to have your info sent to the wrong place .

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Step Five: Double Check Your Personal Info

If everything is good, let's keep going!

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Step Six: Check Your Email for Your JLPT ID

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The 'Notice on URL for MyJLPT Registration' is the first one you'll receive. It's a confirmation email. BE SURE TO COMPLETE IT WITHIN 24 HOURS! After you do, you'll get your MyJLPT ID 🙂


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BE SURE TO CLICK THIS WITHIN 24 HOURS!


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Once you've clicked the link to confirm, you'll receive this email with your MyJLPT ID. Once you have this, it's time to move on to Part 2! NICE WORK!

2.REGISTER FOR THE JLPT: ONLINE REGISTRATION

STEP 1: Select the ‘Login’ Option
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STEP 2: Enter Your MyJLPT ID & Password
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STEP 3 Click the ‘Examination Application Tab

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STEP 4: Agree To the Privacy Policy

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STEP 5: Choose your level & Complete the Registration Form

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STEP 6: Don’t Forget Your Photo!

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STEP 7: Choose a Payment Method

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STEP 8: Select Your Nearest Convenience Store

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STEP 9: Confirm Your Test Info

Although it’s not pictured here, the confirmation page will simply show you all of the information that you’ve entered. Double-check or even triple check to make sure you’ve entered the right information (namely the test level and your address).

STEP 10: Your Online Application is Complete

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3. REGISTER FOR THE JLPT ONLINE : PAYING FOR YOUR JLPT TEST

For this particular example I’m going to use Lawson’s Loppi system to show how to make your payment. You can choose whichever convenience store is nearest to you. The machines you use to make your payments will differ slightly, but the overall process will be similar.

STEP 1: Jot Down Your Payment Receipt Number From Your Email

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STEP 2: Touch the ‘Kakushu Bango’ Button on the Left

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Step 3: Go to the convenience store you selected
When you were choosing your exam (From Part Two of this tutorial)

Step 4: Enter Your Payment Receipt Number

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Step 5: Enter Your Phone Number

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Step 6: On the Payment Screen Touch the ‘Ryoukai’ Button


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Step 7: Take Your Payment Slip to the Register

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Step 8: Pay

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Step 9: Check Your Email For Confirmation

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YOU ARE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR THE JLPT!! HOORAY!

Payment Troubleshooting
If you run into any issues while trying to get registered for your exam, i.e. you can’t make heads or tails of the machine you’re using. Tell the convenience clerk:”インタネットで日本語の試験をサインアップをしました。このコンビニで払いたい。ロッピーはどうやって使いますか?”“Intanetto de Nihongo no shiken wo sainup wo shimash*ta. Koko de haraitai. Doyatte Loppi wo tsukaimasu ka?”

One More Tip
It’s ALWAYS better to register in advance because everyone and their mother tries to register at the last minute. That last thing you wanna end up with is this message just as registration is about to close:

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It’s always better to register early, to prevent situations like these.

Three Advantages of Online Registration

There are several reasons why online registration through might be the way to go:

Finding out what your scores are before the result certificates are mailed out
Who doesn’t want to find out what their scores are as soon as possible? If you’re already registered online, you’ll be able to find out your results as soon as their available instead of pacing the floor, day after day, waiting for that little piece of paper to get to you.

Having certificates reissued if you misplace them,
The certificates you receive when you pass your exam aren’t very big, so if you do happen to lose your certificate, you can get it reissued through this online system.

It’s Easier and faster
Being in the MyJLPT system makes signing up for the next exam becomes that much easier. It also saves you time, especially if you’re rushing to meet the registration deadline.

Are You Taking the JLPT This Year? If So, Which Level?
Please feel free to sound off in the comments section below.


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